Welcome back to Mull Eagle Watch, 2018!

13th April 2018 I’m excited to be returning to the role of Community Information and Tourism Officer this summer and will be running the eagle nest tours alongside Cian Burke-Brown who is the seasonal ranger for Mull and Iona Community Trust. This year, we are being hosted by the wonderful Craignure Golf Club. A team […]

Perched on the Precipice

  Perched on the Precipice – Wednesday 12th July Branching Out Our two eaglets at West Ardhu (North West Mull Community Woodland) are around 11 weeks old tomorrow, and are already beginning to explore the outskirts of their nest. White-tailed eagles usually fledge around 12 weeks of age, but they can take the jump earlier, or […]

Ringed & Ready

Thursday June 29th – Ringed & Ready to explore the wider world! How time flies! The two eaglets/chicks at our West Ardhu viewing hide are now 9 weeks old – they’re managing to feed themselves with prey in the nest, they’re standing up and exercising their enormous wing span (over 8ft) and they are almost […]

Growing season…

Sunday 28th May 2017 Eagle parents working hard at West Ardhu (North West Mull Community Woodland) I’m so impressed with our West Ardhu eagles and their parenting skills! Our two chicks/eaglets are now about 31 days old – just over four weeks into their lives already and the adults, Hope and Star have been doing […]

Terrific Twosome!

Sunday 30th April 2017 Our West Ardhu eagle pair, Hope and Star are proud parents to two chicks this season at Mull Eagle Watch.  We had a good idea that the pair were due to hatch around this time after settling down to incubate mid March. White-tailed eagles have a 38 day incubation period. Throughout […]

Springtime Raptors & Reptiles

Springtime Raptors & Reptiles – 4th April 2017 Mull Eagle Watch reopens for trips on 11th April 2017 (bookings now being taken on 01680 812556) Fresh faces After a year and a half working locally at Ulva Primary School, I’ve returned to the Seasonal Eagle Ranger Post, which I filled during 2014 and 2015. I’ll […]

Life in the Limelight

Well ladies and gentlemen, I think we might have a bit of a poser in our midst at NWMCWC’s West Ardhu site! […and no, I’m not talking about Malcolm, who has been braving shorts since March…] As the single chick passes the two-week mark, Hope – the resident female – has been taking every opportunity […]

Checking in for duty

Hello everybody, This is just a short post to introduce myself and update you on developments with Mull Eagle Watch for 2016. I am one of the two rangers that will be leading hide visits to view the eagles this year. My name is Stephanie Cope, and I will be largely based at the West […]

Seasonal Success

Causing concern After our youngster fledged we had a few days worrying about her. We witnessed some unusual behavior from both the adults after a day or two of not seeing the fledgling. The unusual behavior did make for a brilliant trip with great views of the adults in flight. Iona took off from the […]

First flight

Proud parents Last Monday 27th July, myself and RSPB ranger John Clare witnessed the first ever flight of our eagle chick. The eaglet was due to turn 12 weeks old the following day and we’d usually expect chicks to fledge at around that age. We watched our youngster fly over the forest near the nest […]